Policy Documents

Has SoonerCare Achieved Its Objectives? A Five-Year Checkup

Merrill Matthews Jr., Ph.D., And Glenn P. Dewberry Jr., M.D. –
December 1, 2000

in this examination of SoonerCare, the authors note that SoonerCare has been in operation for five years, and recent reports of budget shortfalls and allegations of nursing home infractions make it imperative that we ask whether low-income Oklahomans are getting quality health care and whether Oklahoma taxpayers are getting a good program for their tax dollars. This five-year checkup examines whether SoonerCare has achieved  its stated objectives, and offers policy prescriptions for building an efficient and effective health care system.